In a statement Sunday, Barnard President Sian Leah Beilock called the confrontation “unacceptable and antithetical” to the school’s values.
“I am as deeply troubled by what we witnessed in those videos as you are,” Beilock’s statement read. “I sincerely apologize to the Columbia student involved and have reached out to him to better understand his experience on campus. I also apologize to the students who witnessed it and were treated disrespectfully, and to all who have felt its impact.”
Six officers have been suspended following the altercation.